Metro Man & Metro Home

By Christopher Bones


What’s better than being a bachelor? We come and go as we please, shower when we want (hopefully everyday), and deck out our place in a way that’s fit for a king. And even though we’d like to think we have it all under control, there are always things that can help simplify our everyday routines. With that concept in mind, here are a few gadgets and gizmos to use in and out of the bachelor pad that will not only make us look cool, but also help make our lives much easier.

Everyday Life

Keeping up with meetings, books, music, television shows and more has never been so easy until now, thanks to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Simply put, this thing is AWESOME! Boasting a super sleek frame, this baby is equipped with a crystal clear, anti-glare touchscreen display that lets you transition between multiple tasks with ease. The response of this tablet is pretty consistent and doesn’t get stuck like many touchscreen devices. The speakers are resonant, the Wi-Fi is faster than the other major tablet counterparts, and it comfortably stores and plays HD movies and games with lightning speed and performance without compromising the impressive battery life. If that wasn’t enough, by signing up with Amazon Prime, you get access to thousands of movies, series, games, apps and pretty much anything you can think of for a rather small price. How you use it will be up to you as we’ve only scratched the surface of its many uses. But one thing that’s certain, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a winner!

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Health Conscious

For those of us who have been curious about making our own natural juice at home and want the most efficient and easy solution, Juicepresso is the answer! With it’s small size, yet powerful motor, this juicer packs a lot of punch. It’s considered a slow-juicer because even though it juices in about the same amount of time as other devices, it presses the fruits at a slower pace, getting the full use of everything you add in (about 40% more juice). Acting as a cold press, it also retains all those wonderful enzymes and nutrients naturally found in fruits and veggies. Aside from all that healthy stuff, Juicepresso is particularly nice for anyone on the go because of its minimal parts and easy clean up. Who really wants to take apart a gazillion pieces to clean up a juicer? Not cool man. This thing rocks!

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Coffee Lovers

Need a little pep in your step to help start the day? Or maybe you just appreciate a nice, quality cup of coffee. Well getting the most out of your cup just took on a whole new meaning in the form of iCoffee by Remington. This is a brand spanking new, one of a kind coffee brewer that uses advanced steam brewing technology right inside of the brewing basket. Sounds intense right? Well “intense” would be the perfect word to describe the quality of your coffee after every single ground is individually suspended during the brewing process, pulling every drop of flavor and creating a perfectly smooth and creamy beverage. Not only does it look cool with its sleek frame, it also actually is cool. iCoffee is the first brewer of its kind and it will definitely make for good coffee and conversation.

Available at major national retail stores and
Turn Up the Music

If you’re a frequent traveler, you know that most hotels have one standard speaker dock to play music, if even one at all. That sucks if you have a phone that isn’t compatible, or you keep your music on a laptop. Well thanks to The Soundblade – a new, portable Bluetooth speaker from Altec Lansing – music lovers can take high quality sound wherever they go. Not only can this speaker connect with any of your Bluetooth enabled music devices, it easily fits in your briefcase or backpack, utilizes voice confirmation, boasts a built-in rechargeable battery with an 8-hour life, and also has an auxiliary connector and cord for maximum compatibility. You’ll be surprised at how resonant and rich your music sounds. There’s pretty good bass on this thing too! Available in various color options, The Soundblade is perfect for just about anyone.

Available at, Office Depot, Micro Center, Fry’s.

Bottoms Up

Ever tried to make an intricate alcoholic drink recipe (one part this, two parts that, 3/18 parts blah blah blah)? Well worry no more because with the ReJigger, crafting classy cocktails and impressing your friends or date just got easier. The lid is strategically sectioned into three compartments making measurements a thing of the past. Simply pour the needed ingredients in the ReJigger, add ice to the pint cup (available in glass or silicone), shake until the drink is chilled and mixed properly, and voilà! Ready to serve! You get just the right mix no matter what combination you try. It’s perfect for personal use, as well as super easy for company to use when making their own drinks. Also good to note, this little gem is dishwasher safe and super durable. Cheers!

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Originally published March 2014



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